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Activity 1 – Residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment services

Project Status: Approved and Commenced

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN will continue to commission local residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation providers increasing the accessibility and capacity of these services.

The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Services Report and the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN Health Needs Assessment have illustrated that there are limited residential services, non-residential services and other drug and alcohol treatment services such as brief intervention and counselling in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region.

To address this identified need, Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN has commissioned local service providers to extend current residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation services through the employment of additional staff and increased resources, effectively doubling the intake capacity within the region.

To ensure service providers could meet identified needs, applications were assessed against:

  • the priority areas identified in the Health Needs Assessment
  • available workforce
  • external relationships
  • service planning and outcomes
  • treatment service to individuals
  • evidence-based practice
  • sustainability
  • avoidance of duplications; and
  • value for money

Referrals to the services are made via local Hospital and Health Services (HHS), general practice, NGOs and self-referral.

Patients are transitioned out of these services back to the referring agencies, where appropriate, or via referrals to other services that form part of relapse prevention community care.

Transitional funding will continue to be managed to assist with directed increased funding opportunities.

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